My Life in Words and Phrases…

“A good book is the precious life-blood of a master spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life, and as such it must surely be a necessary commodity.” – P. Fitzgerald’s The Bookshop

“You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope.” – Jane Austen’s Persuasion

I am a wife (I have a fantastic husband who I proudly claim as the sexiest man alive), a mother (of a perfect little girl named Ayla Zepharyn, pronounced “Eye-la”) a dog lover (I have a beagle named Geoffrey Chaucer, a siberian huskey/pitt bull crossbreed named Anyanka, and her baby with a pure bred German Shepherd named Helo), a retired bookseller and buyer from a used bookstore, a third degree black belt (in Northern Shaolin Northern Praying Mantis Kung Fu) and martial arts instructor, forager, aspiring cyclist, a Christian, a sister, an aunt (to seven bright eyed booklovers), a college graduate (I have a BBA in Marketing and Management: Entrepreneurship), a movie making enthusiast (was P.A.  for  Something Electric Films, but got married and moved away), oh yeah… and a bibliomaniac.

I am the author of a novella called The Bookshop Hotel) and am currently working on two full length novels.

The Bookshop Hotel


Authors/Publishers/Publicists – I would be overjoyed to accept review copies.   If you would like to send me a book to review, please contact me at andiklemm@rocketmail.com or on Twitter (@AnakaliaKlemm).  In addition to this blog, my reviews are usually posted on Shelfari, Goodreads, and  Facebook; links are shared on Twitter.   I mostly read general fiction, fantasy, and young adult, but read a little of everything else too, lately a lot of history.

At Good Books in the Woods

At Good Books in the Woods

Please bury me in the library
In the clean, well-lighted stacks
Of Novels, History, Poetry
Right next to the Paperbacks.

Where the Kids’ Books dance
With True Romance
And the Dictionary dozes,
Please bury me in the library
With a dozen long-stemmed proses.

Way back by a rack of Magazines,
I won’t be sad too often
If they bury me in the library
With Bookworms in my coffin.

— J. Patrick Lewis

*Disclaimer in regards to this blog as a whole: Although I am currently an extremely part-time, work from home, employee for Half Price Books (about 20-30 hours a month to organize events like booksignings, raffles, and other fun stuff for the Humble location only), this blog is purely my own.  What I say here is always of my own volition, and is not backed or on behalf of the company.  This is my personal blog of all my personal interests.  Those personal interests just often include everything HPB as it is a huge part of my world.

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9 Comments

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  2. thekirakollection said,

    I love books and art, glad I came across your blog

  3. Victoria said,

    My blogging experience is bringing me to some interesting people…who touch me with their words, their talent, their interests. I find value and warmth in your blog home. So glad you led me here.

  4. gardenwrites said,

    I just love this.

  5. Jami said,

    Andi, it’s Jami. I won the big basket in the store today ! I must tell you — this is thee 1st blog I’ve visited and I love it ! It was wonderful to meet you today and wanted to say thanks again and a “job well done on your site” !
    I absolutely LOVE the Bury Me In The Library poem !!!

    • Anakalian Whims said,

      Thanks! I hope you discover a wonderful world in blogs, take a peek around and enjoy. The first Monday of the month at Half Price Books Humble from 8-9 pm is our book club night. You should join, I’d love to see more of you. At the October meeting we will discuss Bill Bryson’s Lost Continent.

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